Originally Posted by Csaba
Any recommendations on places to visit in Romania?
I was in Romania for just under 3 weeks this past year and ad a great time. I came in from the north into Iasi which is a hidden treasure. It has tons of culture, churches, and is a very "normal" city in Romania in that there are not many tourists so I got to see how people live. Many people miss it but it has an interesting mix especially since it is close to Moldovia.
Bucharest is also an obvious choice due to the museums and the big government buildings with their history during the fall of communism in Romania.
Cluj-Napoca was a cool town which I would describe as being very young and modern. It's got a college town feel and lots of places to go out and hang out in the evening/night. Check out the brewery of the national beer which is based here. The actual brewery was shut down but it's a nice bar type of scene these days.
Finally, I can recommend Brasov since it is close to Dracula's Castle (Bran) (which isnt that cool to be honest) and the more interesting citadel in Rasnov. The Brasov "Hollywood" type sign is pretty funny but the town itself has some nice places to walk and get some beautiful views of the city.
These are the places that I actually visited that I enjoyed. I couchsurfed everywhere in Romania except for Brasov so I got to really experience the great Romania hospitality. I recommend meeting the locals. They are very friendly and have a very interesting culture.